Almeria sign England winger Arvin Appiah from Nottingham Forest

Spanish second tier club Almeria have broken their transfer record to sign Nottingham Forest winger and England youth international Arvin Appiah.

The 18-year-old has penned a five-year contract at the Andalusian club after completing an €8.2m (£8m) move from the Championship club, where he had a long-term deal.

The teenage winger had been heavily linked with a move abroad, as well as Manchester United, with his move to Almeria coming as somewhat of a surprise.

Saudi Arabian businessman Turki Al-Sheikh successfully completed his takeover of the club last month in a €25m deal.

Previous club owner Alfonso Garcia was ready to sell and the Saudi investor who has been around the world of football for several years, took control.

A former Minister for Sport in Saudi Arabia, Al-Sheikh has become the club’s largest shareholder and is said to be intent on restoring their status in La Liga.

Alfonso Garcia has been at the head of the club for the last 16 years and despite the club spending six seasons in La Liga since 2007, they have struggled in the second tier since their 2015 relegation.

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